It mentions that the park(if built), would be themed like a main street USA, or a six flags park.
I am sure we can all agree that it will not be a six flags park.
Fixed spelling error....sorry I spelled a word wrong. *** Edited 12/20/2006 11:08:28 PM UTC by crazy horse***
That story comes up monthly and most people are still skeptical. That region can't support a new park.
Anyway... i think it would be pretty hard to get a good theme park going anywhere near MIA and CP. This part of town is a bit saturated. However, if they're going to put in a nice coaster for me to ride i guess i'm all for it!
Interesting artical though.
And Linden, Jeff is right, if you are going to do any type of posting on this board, you should be able to know how to spell (especially an obvious word such as article), or even if you don't, have the know how to use a spellchecker on your message. There's plenty of other forums on the Internet if you want to discuss things like an 8 year old.
As most Michiganders will tell you, things are nuts up that way during the Summer vacation season.
A typo/misspelling is far from pancake-level 8 year old trolling.
I even draw the line between typos and flat-out incorrect spelling.
I'm a master of the typo. Usually the quicker the thoughts flow from my head, the more typos you'll see. I try to catch them and edit posts, but many slip through. It's merely a drawback in the human/computer interface.
What scares me (not just here, but on the net in general) is how many people don't know how to spell common words or basic level words. It's really frightening in a society that is uses the written word to communicate so much. I'm often amazed at how little grasp of the language so many people have. Words are visual representation of ideas. It doesn't matter how great your idea is if you do not possess the skill to share it.
In this case it really doesn't affect the post much beyond the initial chuckle evoked upon noticing the spelling. But still, I understand Jeff's frustration 100%.
I say it now and then, but I believe it entirely, so I'll say it again:
If you don't have enough respect for your ideas to make sure they are coveyed clearly to others, how can you expect others to respect your ideas?
In this case, that doesn't hold so true, but to me there's a lesser, more subtle effect on the perception of the person posting misspellings of such common words.
(Wow, that might have been too cerebral for even me :) )
It doesn't matter how great your idea is if you do not possess the skill to share it.
My Ph.D. students are all bright people. Those who are native English speakers also have a reasonable command of written English. When they come to me with crap on a page, it's often not because they were in a hurry when they wrote it. It's usually because the underlying idea is crap, and hasn't been carefully thought out yet. After a five minute conversation, this becomes clear, and we start trying to hammer out the idea rather than hammer out the prose.
My non-native speakers are much more challenging to supervise, because sometimes the idea really is there, but the text just doesn't convey it.
If you take the time to carefully craft your prose, you inevitably take the time to carefully craft your idea. And, it's the idea that matters.
-brian, your friendly neighborhood pedagogue.
Then again, I 'd like to believe I'm the *one in ten* that Brian's referring to as capable of HAVING good ideas, but still falling short on the *communicating* them properly... :~P
I guess I'm ALSO still learning this language... ;)
'Irregardless' of your take, I can 'definiately' 'guarentee' you that I find it frustrating. :)
(Then again, I'm the dork who used to browse the dictionary for fun as a kid...and occasionally still do.)
The downside, not really a "social" activity...
The upside, I'm my own walking thesaurus... :)
And yes, once I can ID that the person in question is an American with at least an 8th-grade education, THEN I do indeed want to bang my head... ;)
*** Edited 12/21/2006 5:59:03 PM UTC by rollergator***
I spelled a word wrong, so I fixed it. So get over it.
At the time I wrote it, my daughter was crying and I had to go and check on her. When I came back to read the post and saw that I had spelled a word wrong, I fixed it.
I apoligize to some of you that lost sleep over this.
And so what if I changed my screen name? I got sick of the old name. Does that bother you? Is that why you changed my signiture Jeff?
Can we get back to the thread now?
As for the area being saturated, I dont think it is. The only theme parks in that part of town are Michigans adventure and cedarpoint, and both are 3 hours or more of a drive.
like Gonch said, when you see certain words misspelled the same way over and over, you know that person truly believes that's how the word is spelled. That's annoying, and...
Don't even get me started on to/too/two, their/there/they're, your/you're, and its/it's...
Saying you're in a hurry is no excuse. Don't you actually look at your post on the monitor before and after you submit it? You should. And saying it's just a coaster forum isn't an excuse either. If this site is important enough to you to spend time reading and posting, it should be as important to state your ideas clearly and cleanly.
That being said, almost as annoying as the language skill issues is the glee with which some people in here find and point out errors. What's with all the in your face crap in here lately anyway? If you feel the need to correct someone, do you have to be so nasty about it? Better yet, why not send the person a PM? I'm sure you wouldn't like it if people called you out on the carpet in front of everyone.
P.S. Merry frickin' Christmas. ;)
RatherGoodBear said: What's with all the in your face crap in here lately anyway?
it's called the off-season, and it happens every year...well, to those people who don't live where the weather's nice and the parks are open... ;)
edited for a stupid typo: LOL! You would be hard-pressed to find a complaint from me about typos, I make 'em as much as, or more than, anybody...then again, I post more, so... ;) *** Edited 12/21/2006 7:31:05 PM UTC by rollergator***
Let's bring back Autoworld....another disastrous debut in Michigan.
(Now let's see where this thread goes.)
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